SUN SUNI KHABAR MARCH 13TH, 2016
SANDERS: CLINTON GETTING NERVOUS
In an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union”, Vermont Senator and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders said that his opponent, Hillary Clinton, is starting to realize the neck and neck nature of this race. When Clinton accused Sanders of being absent during her push for universal healthcare in the 1990’s, the Vermont Senator countered by saying that he had been fighting for healthcare since ‘93 and ‘94. Sanders went on to attack Clinton for her part in supporting “almost every piece of disastrous trade legislation”. With several states up for grabs on Tuesday, Sanders believes the momentum is with his side now, and that that makes Clinton nervous.
DONALD TRUMP BLAMES BERNIE SANDERS FOR VIOLENCE AT RALLY
Donald Trump’s Chicago rally was cancelled after protests against the Republican frontrunner started to grow violent. In an interview on “State of the Union”, Trump said that he should not be scorned for his handling of tensions at his rallies; rather, he should be lauded for his methods of dealing with Bernie Sanders supporters. The New York businessman has blamed Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders for the violence, saying that Sanders sent his supporters to Trump rallies in an effort to stir up fears. While Sanders has denied these allegations, Trump remains unconvinced, saying that he will send his supporters to disrupt rallies for the Vermont Senator.
GUNMEN ATTACK THREE IVORIAN HOTELS
In the Cote d’Ivoire, gunmen opened fire on three hotels. No official casualty count has been released, but officials estimate that around 11 people were hurt in the attack. Whether they were killed or injured is unknown as of yet. Interior Minister Hamed Bakayoko has said that the six attackers were neutralized by government police. The U.S. Embassy has said that no U.S. citizens were targeted. In an attempt to aid the Ivory Coast, the French and British Embassies set up crisis units, and sent out a warning that people should steer clear of the area.
CAR BOMB IN ANKARA, TURKEY KILLS 27
A car bomb exploded in the Turkish capital of Ankara on Sunday, killing 27 and wounding as many as 75. Officials say the blast, which could be heard several hundred kilometers away, was most likely engineered by the Kurdistan Worker’s Party, or the PKK. The Ankara government blamed the PKK for a similar blast that took place on February 17th. Currently, Turkey is the target of many terror threats, as it is part of a United Nations Coalition fighting ISIS on the borders of Syria and Israel. In the southeast region of Turkey, a long standing ceasefire collapsed, leading to the worst fights with the PKK that Turkey has seen since the 1990s.